On This PageJanuary 2011, No. 282b

The Intersection of Midwest Agriculture and Rural Development (Special Issue)
Last Updated: 01/06/11

On November 9, 2010, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago held a conference on rural development and the role of midwestern agriculture. Experts from academia, industry and policy institutions, including U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen A. Merrigan, discussed rural employment generated by agriculture, the impacts of agricultural amenities on rural areas and policy directions for agriculture and rural development.